A neat little promo for a project I am very interested in: Window Farming. With less than $80 of parts and a do-it-yourself attitude, you can have a small vertical garden in any window in your home or apartment. Vegetables and herbs grow with sunlight and a little electricity — but no soil in these hydroponic gardens made mostly of recycled materials.
After a long hiatus, I was finally ready to take another shot at the window farm concept. My brother supplied me with the materials and all I needed to do was assemble the apparatus and transplant my veggies. Assembly was fairly easy with few snags. Some of the smaller clay pellets I used instead of soil clogged the drip spouts at the bottom the planter. By using larger pieces for the bottom, the water had no trouble going full cycle from the pump to the top and dripping … Continue reading
The plants I sprouted from seeds have really started to grow. I have 6 healthy tomato plants, 1 cilantro plant, 1 thyme plant, several sweet basil plants, several green onion plants and some strands of onion grass. All the plants are growing fine and I keep them pruned and trimmed to maintain good health. Some slight yellow tinge on the tomato plants, possibly from a lack of nutrients. I will try and bolster their growth with a few drops of plant food in the coming weeks. The green … Continue reading
For lack of anything better to do, I sprouted some seeds and am attempting to get them to take root. Using recycled glass bottles (Starbucks Frappuccinos) and clay pellets I got several plants to take root and begin to grow. I also purchased some fresh sweet basil and green onions with roots intact for additional vegetation to add to my window garden. I currently have 4 cherry tomato plants, several small onion grasses, a cilantro plant and a thyme plant. I am now about 1 1/2 months into … Continue reading